Tuesday, December 28, 2010


We've lived in the area for years, but rarely leave the property - work to be done being the usual argument.  But just at the moment - while we wait for the sun and heat to ripen the blueberries, we do have time to head out and explore.  So we visited Mt Franklin - Lalgambook, as it was known by the Dja Dja Wurrung, is located 8 km north of Daylesford, 2 km off the Midland Highway (Daylesford-Castlemaine Road). The sheltered extinct volcanic crater of Mount Franklin provides ideal surroundings for a picnic or short term camping. Panoramic views can be obtained from the summit and there is a scenic walking track along the rim of the crater. (Comment from Parks Victoria website - have no idea where they got their panoramic views as the hillside is covered with conifers which soar way above the summit, blocking out all but the tiniest windows onto the other world.

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